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What is Juneteenth and why are 42 states and the District of Columbia celebrating...

...juneteenth.com, founded in 1997 by Clifford Robinson of New Orleans. Another organization, the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation, founded and chaired by the Rev. Ronald Meyers, is committed to making Juneteenth...

Juneteenth 2021! The struggle for freedom continues

...National Black Newspaper from reaching me simply because the word “Juneteenth” was mentioned! On June 17 there will be a Juneteenth celebration at City Hall in downtown San Francisco. This...

Coopting Juneteenth with a federal holiday

...Blacks during days of rioting, rapes, shootings and bombings – even by plane. Revising Juneteenth – Lincoln didn’t free the slaves! But Juneteenth is not being recognized for its true...

Juneteenth Kickoff Rally and the ongoing fight for justice for Black San Franciscans

...Black San Franciscans. At Juneteenth, we celebrate generations of resilience and stand united to demand a just and equitable future. Juneteenth: Is It a Celebration? Or Is It a Continuous Fight...

Call for a Juneteenth 2018 Mobilization Against Prison Slavery

This year we, the undersigned, are calling on all opponents of mass incarceration and modern-day slavery internationally to honor the Juneteenth holiday – Tuesday, June 19, 2018 – with community...

Juneteenth 2020: Let’s adopt the mantra of Black unity and Black love

...Edwards, ‘Father of Juneteenth Holiday’ This year’s Juneteenth message was crafted in order to honor the memory of former Texas State Rep. Albert Ely Edwards. Al Edwards was known as...

The Juneteenth Holiday and Kujichagulia, or self-determination

...Merritt here in OHLONE/Oakland. Asé.  Long Live the Spirit, legacies and numerous contributions of these new and all our incredible Ancestors. Asé. Asé. Asé-O! Juneteenth and Kujichagulia, or self-determination i...

Juneteenth Call to Action

Attention Black activists, freedom fighters and concerned citizens: Juneteenth is the next step in raising awareness of the movement to abolish prison slavery and amend the 13th Amendment by Keith...

Celebrate Juneteenth in San Francisco June 15: New spirit, new hope!

...be available. To learn more, go to www.sfjuneteenth.org. The Juneteenth Committee needs your help; individual donations and business sponsors will be appreciated. Genevieve Bayan can be reached at genevieveb71@gmail.com.  ...

Juneteenth shooting at Lake Merritt: We don’t deserve this

...thousands of young people celebrated Juneteenth at Lake Merritt. It was a beautiful moment. I knew this year would be even better since Juneteenth became a federal holiday only a...

Celebrate Juneteenth in the historic Black town of Allensworth

Allensworth was founded and governed by Blacks. – Photo: KBAK-KBFX, Bakersfield Amtrak San Joaquins to run special trains to Allensworth State Historic Park for 2022 Juneteenth Festival on June 11...

Juneteenth: Celebrate, but remember

by Dortell Williams This June 19, millions of Americans, particularly African Americans, will celebrate Juneteenth. It was on this historic date that Gen. Gordon Granger of the United States Army...

The joys, and CRIMES, of Juneteenth

...Juneteenth Freedom Day(s) again this year, it is always necessary to OVERstand the real Lessons in the Blessings (as my beloved God-Mother ELIZABETH ELIZANN OAKS-ARMSTRONG would often say). Indigenous leader...

Wanda’s Picks for June 2019

...event is free; however, donations are welcome. San Francisco Bay Area Juneteenth 2019 Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery. It was on June 19 that...

Juneteenth, second annual day of solidarity to end prison slavery

This graphic illustrates a story in the Dallas Morning News headlined, “How Juneteenth turned Texas’ shameful slave legacy into an international celebration of freedom.” Juneteenth goes mainstream! – Art: Michael...

A Black Panther barbecue: Serving the people on Juneteenth

For Juneteenth, the New Afrikan Black Panther Party and the United Panther Movement invited the community to a barbecue … and 300 came! – Photo: Shaka Zulu by Kevin ‘Rashid’...

Inner City Youth adventures: Juneteenth in the Fillmore, WHOP’s Neighborhood Connect in Gilman Park

by G. Wendy Austin The Juneteenth celebration and festival in San Francisco on June 15, 2013, was an ethnic experience as well as a historical event for African Americans that...

Rev. Joy Powell’s first wrongful conviction – a prescient look at Juneteenth

...the amendment until 130 years later, in 1995, and did not formally file the ratification until Feb. 7, 2013.” Furthermore, while Juneteenth symbolically marks the end of slavery, it did...

Wanda’s Picks for June 2015

...the state, visit http://www.juneteenth.us/events/locate.php?mnustate=CA. San Francisco Juneteenth: Saturday, June 13, http://www.sfjuneteenth.com/ – during the San Francisco Black Film Festival June 11-14. Friends of Negro Spirituals Juneteenth: Third Annual Juneteenth Celebration...

DeVoine Entertainment celebrates 146 years of Black independence

Recognizing the 32nd anniversary of Black Music Month by Reggie DeVoine We’re moving toward the sesquicentennial of Juneteenth. It’s only four years until Juneteenth’s 150th anniversary! A lot has happened...
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